The former host of the award-winning PBS television series Newton's Apple presents a fun and spirited exploration of scientific wonders and trivia. Illustrated....
|Title||:||Rainbows, Curve Balls, and Other Wonders of the Natural World Explained|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Rainbows, Curve Balls, and Other Wonders of the Natural World Explained Reviews
Having just finished Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, an excellent book that non-scientists have to read twice to understand, I thoroughly enjoyed Flatow's much lighter, NPR level, scientific take on everyday phenomena that we all know but don't understand - like why rainbows are curved, or why curveballs dip toward the end of their flight, or how to cook eggs properly . . . Although the book is now nearly 30 years old, so the later chapters on then-new items like CDs, cable tv, corded telephones, etc are quite outdated (and certainly some more complex science, like that of dark matter, has evolved), the chapters on so many things from our everyday life are fun. I'm sending my copy to nearly 7-years old Desmond, so that he and his parents can be entertained with the science of daily life as well!